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Extinction Rebellion Occupies South Australian Parliament, Demands More Climate Action — Watts Up With That?

 

Guest essay by Eric Worrall South Australia blowing up their last coal station, their failed tower of power, and spending a hundred million on that big useless Tesla battery was not enough. Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters forcibly removed from Parliament HouseDixie Sulda , The AdvertiserApril 15, 2019 7:37pm A small group of climate change…

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Northcote by-election doesn’t rate in celebrity stakes — Your NZ

For most people the Northcote by-election is a non-event. The outcome will make virtually no difference to Parliament, and neither of the candidates with a realistic chance of winning are particularly inspiring. They are campaigning more as local candidates than party representatives, predictably for a by-election, but this leaves national issues, and therefore issues of […]

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Accusations of Labour shielding Ministers from scrutiny in Parliament — Your NZ

Claims have been made that Labour is protecting some of it’s Ministers from scrutiny in Question Time in Parliament. Clare Curran again secreted away from the House to ensure she doesn’t have to face scrutiny. This is beyond a joke now @nzlabour and is insulting to taxpayers. We deserve basic accountability!#nzpol #nzqt — Gwynn Compton […]

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Poll: most support euthanasia — Your NZ

Parliament is considering passing a euthanasia law that would allow terminally ill patients to choose to die, with the help and approval of their doctors. Do you support it? Yes 71% No 19.5% Don’t know 9.5% So three and a half times as many people support euthanasia as oppose it. A new poll shows 70% […]

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Visual history of New Zealand parliament — Your NZ

Last year, just prior to the election, Chris McDowall put together a fascinating visual history of the New Zealand Parliament from 1853 to 2017 (prior to the election). Here is the most recent years, since just before MMP started in 1996: – excludes 2017 election result An interesting explanation: In parliament’s early years, political parties […]

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Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control — The Crusader Journal

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s parliament passed an amendment on Tuesday that would make it harder for it to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians, who condemned the move as undermining any chance to revive talks on statehood. The legislation, sponsored by the far-right Jewish Home […]

via Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control — The Crusader Journal

Parliament has Duty to Uphold the Law Prohibiting Assisted Suicide and Homicide — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 13 December 2017 Right to Life respectfully requests Members of Parliament to uphold the common good, to protect the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, the aged, the disabled and the seriously ill by voting to defeat the life threatening End of Life Choice bill of David Seymour at its first reading on 13…

via Parliament has Duty to Uphold the Law Prohibiting Assisted Suicide and Homicide — Right to Life New Zealand

Below average response on average wage — Your NZ

Minister of Employment Willie Jackson got caught out with a basic question for his portfolio today in Parliament. The original question “Does he stand by his statement in the Manukau Courier, “for 9 years we’ve had Government policy which has offered up little more than lip service to job creation”; if so, can he confirm […]

via Below average response on average wage — Your NZ

It’s the muppet show in parliament — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Labour are all over the place in parliament. They are getting monstered in Question Time and their leader of the house is such a tool he can’t get legislation organised. Now they are filibustering their own legislation and also blocking closure motions to end debate on their own bills. The Coalition Government has made history…

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Mallard loses the plot protecting Labour’s inept ministers — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Trevor Mallard is proving to be a bad Speaker. He started so well, but is now resorting to form and is now conducting debate in the house with all of his usual bombast and bullying. It seems leopards really can’t change their spots. He seems to be trying to make a mark, but that mark…

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Queen in, Jesus out — Kiwiblog

Stuff reports: Parliament will open with a new prayer on Tuesday after the Speaker of the House listened to criticism about him removing mentions of the Queen and Jesus Christ. While the Queen is back in the new version to be read ahead of Question Time next week, references to Jesus Christ are still on the…

via Queen in, Jesus out — Kiwiblog

Maiden speech – Golriz Ghahraman — Your NZ

A big maiden speech from Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, with strong references to immigration and patriotism and refugees. She talks of hardships involving war that most of us who have always lived in New Zealand have very fortunately not had to experience or suffer. My parents. Both strong, Iranian feminists. You lost everything. You lost […]

via Maiden speech – Golriz Ghahraman — Your NZ

Finlayson: negotiations ‘essentially a fraud’ — Your NZ

Chris Finlayson, who was Attorney General in the last government and is now Shadow Attorney General, was scathing of Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and the coalition negotiations in his Address in Reply speech in Parliament yesterday. He says that “the negotiations after the general election were essentially a fraud”, and that National has “dodged […]

via Finlayson: negotiations ‘essentially a fraud’ — Your NZ

It’s all about babies now, and Jesus and the Queen can get knotted — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Like his dog skills, Mallard likes to force his will onto the world. Claire Trevett writes When MPs returned to Parliament this week, they discovered Jesus and the Queen had left the building and the babies had arrived… Each Speaker brings his or her own touch to Parliament, cosmetically and in more significant ways. Mallard…

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If you didn’t know Kelvin Davis was dumber than a bag of hammers, you do now — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Yesterday was the first day of Question Time for the new government. Jacinda Ardern has gone to APEC, and Winston Peters is away as well. So Kelvin Davis was the Acting PM and had to field questions. The video above was Question 1, and it was an unmitigated disaster for Davis and the government. Davis…

via If you didn’t know Kelvin Davis was dumber than a bag of hammers, you do now — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Parliament’s seating plan — Your NZ

Here is the new seating plan in Parliament. – https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/house-seating-plan/ Interesting to see NZ First to the left of Labour – this allows Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to sit beside Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, while remaining opposite Leader of the Opposition, Bill English. The Greens are to Labour’s right amongst Labour back benchers. Labour […]

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National criticise urgency but support Paid Parental Leave bill — Your NZ

The first bill to be considered by the new Parliament was debated under urgency, a move criticised as hypocritical, but National also voted for the bill, saying they shared policy to increase paid parental leave. RNZ: Govt puts Parliament into urgency to start 100-day plan The new government made a swift start on its 100-day […]

via National criticise urgency but support Paid Parental Leave bill — Your NZ

EU Parliament ‘An Absolute Hotbed of Sexual Harassment’ — Exposing Modern Mugwumps

EU Parliament ‘An Absolute Hotbed of Sexual Harassment’ Weinsteingate comes to Brussels Breitbart London – October 23, 2017 19 Comments https://www.infowars.com/eu-parliament-an-absolute-hotbed-of-sexual-harassment/ An investigation has revealed that the European Parliament is a “hotbed of sexual harassment,” where senior MEPs who “feel they can do whatever they want” prey on young women. The Sunday Times reports speaking to […]

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Why can’t Peter Dunne just STFU? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Peter Dunne has said more in one week than he ever did in decades in parliament. Now he is just making a complete cock of himself, and pimping himself out as an unctuous, virtue signalling tosser to anyone who will listen to him: Former longstanding MP Peter Dunne (who makes no secret there’s no love…

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Could 2020 see just two parties left in Parliament? — Kiwiblog

Julian Lee at Stuff writes: This year’s election spelled the lowest representation for minor parties in Parliament since MMP was introduced in 1996. The Māori and United Future parties were eliminated and New Zealand’s typically most prominent third party, the Greens, barely crossed the 5 per cent threshold. Three minor parties have made it to Parliament…

via Could 2020 see just two parties left in Parliament? — Kiwiblog

Parliament’s winners and losers — Your NZ

Audrey Young on This term’s winners and losers as Parliament winds up for the election Winners Chris Finlayson… …has been a highly productive minister, getting 16 treaty settlement bills passed in the Parliament this term, out of 287 passed altogether. Judith Collins… …can be classed a winner…she has been on her best behaviour, showing no […]

via Parliament’s winners and losers — Your NZ

Ardern – General Debate #1 — Your NZ

Here is Jacinda Ardern’s first speech as Labour leader in Parliament’s General Debate. GENERAL DEBATE JACINDA ARDERN (Leader of the Opposition): I move, That the House take note of miscellaneous business. They say a week is a long time in politics. I can tell you that just 24 hours can feel like a very long time […]

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Parliamentary Health Select Committee Rejects Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 2nd August 2017 Right to Life welcomes the 49 page report of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee that emphatically rejects a culture of death by refusing to make any recommendation that the Crimes Act be changed to allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. The Committee has disclosed that…

via Parliamentary Health Select Committee Rejects Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia — Right to Life New Zealand

Hooton on snowflakes and parliament — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Matthew Hooton worries about snowflakes entering parliament: Much has been written about the character flaws of the venal baby boomers but much less about the 20-something millennials. This is the first generation in perhaps more than a million years of human evolution that is likely to be more stupid than its parents. This is not…

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Robertson versus English — Your NZ

Following a succession of attacks on Bill English in Question Time yesterday Grant Robertson had a go in the General Debate. This may sum up Labour’s reaction to the Todd Barclay saga. GRANT ROBERTSON (Labour—Wellington Central): For the last 18 months, the current Prime Minister of New Zealand has been at the centre of a […]

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Ngaro has to front up

Alfred Ngaro had to face media in Parliament for the first time since his embarrassing speech a bit over a week ago – see Should Ngaro have offered his resignation? Alfred Ngaro never considered resigning for threatening social agencies who criticise National’s failed policies « https://t.co/i8WDO6BY3o pic.twitter.com/3RsNCoCymS — NZ Politics (@NZPoliticsRR) May 23, 2017 He also […]

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